Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Recap

We had such a wonderful Christmas/several days with our families. I cannot possibly talk about
everything nor do you want me to:) so I have chosen several snapshots that wrap up our holiday!

The Carpenter's Christmas Morning

Here are the kids in their Christmas jammies. Lauren wouldn't ever let us get a great picture with her.

His newest thing is to put his hands in mouth when I ask him for a picture....so we get a shot like this...

Love this sweet face

We didn't get the kids much for Christmas this year and it's a good thing because this photo book was the biggest hit with James. He LOVED it and we figured he would because he enjoys looking through his scrapbooks. He asked to read it after opening up each gift and we have read it many, many times since then. The title is Who Loves You James?

We made these cute, little reindeer candy canes for all of James' cousins. He enjoyed making them and passing them out and I'm pretty sure the kids all enjoyed them too!

I finally got him smiling...

Here is the best shot I was able to get of Lauren. I know...terrible isn't it? She was all over the place!!! This is the octopus James picked out all by himself to give Lauren for Christmas. He even helped wrap it and was very proud and excited when she opened it up. She enjoyed it too!

Look at this insane amount of gifts!!! We put several of them away and we will pull them out
when he gets bored....and to think he has a birthday in 3 weeks!!!

This was one of his favorite gifts. It's a firefighter gas mask and he loves it! He got an entire
box of equipment. My favorite thing is when he walks around with this on while carrying his sword. Don't you know...firefighters need a sword to chop down the doors!!!

And this is one of Lauren's favorite gifts. I had never seen it before. It is a caterpillar rocker and it plays music and does shapes and colors when you push its buttons. She loves to sit on things so this was an immediate hit for her.

Another favorite gift for James was his scooter...we have been letting him ride it around the house since it's too cold to go outside. I'm sure he is going to get lots of use out of it this summer!

We have SO much to be grateful for and we really used this Christmas time to reflect on all God has blessed us with this year. We are so thankful for our families and the role they play in our lives!



Elizabeth said...

love the kids jammies! and you look mighty good for Christmas morning.. lol !
that gas mask shot is hilarious! you must scrapbook it!
oh, and I'd love to know who you made the book thru... what a great keepsake!
happy new year!

darcy said...

first of all.. Darin and I are watching the colts right now and I'm really sorry you and Luke aren't here to see it.. he's acting crazier than normal. =/ It would be very entertaining for us all!

A scooter, James??? You are way too lucky! And so happy he liked the book! Thanks again for telling me about the deal. =)

Elizabeth said...

oh thanks, you lucky duck.. I had seen that on Oprah.. and started uploading like crazy.. then missed the first deadline, and that got so busy, I gave up on the second one. I was curious how the quality was there. looks great, and I love your topic!

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